CHARLESTON, SC – American Auto Auction Group, LLC (AAAG) announced the acquisition of Texas Lone Star Auto Auction in Carrollton, Texas – a suburb of Dallas.

According to Steve Simon, CEO of American Auto Auction Group: “I am pleased to announce that … Texas Lone Star Auto Auction takes its place as the newest member of the AAAG family of auctions. The addition of Texas Lone Star represents another important step in AAAG’s plans to become a national platform of independent auctions.”

Founded by the Dunning family in 2001, Texas Lone Star Auto Auction holds a weekly dealer consignment auction at its facility on Country Club Drive in Carrollton every Thursday at 2 p.m. Andy Dunning and Jeff Dunning Jr. will continue to manage Texas Lone Star.

"Partnering with the Dunning family in one of the country's most vibrant markets is an excellent fit for American Auto Auction Group", stated Keith Lelux, AAAG’s Chief Operating Officer. “With thirty years of experience in the Dallas/Ft. Worth market area, the Dunnings have built strong relationships with auto dealers and have a well-earned reputation for friendly, responsive customer care. We are very pleased that Andy Dunning and Jeff Dunning, Jr. will continue in their management rolls at Texas Lone Star Auto Auction.”

"We are thrilled to become part of American Auto Auction Group's family of auctions,” added Jeff Dunning, Sr., of Texas Lone Star Auto Auction. “We admire Steve Simon’s and Keith Lelux’s leadership and experience in the industry and are honored to carry the AAAG banner here in Texas.”

American Auto Auction Group is headed by industry veterans Steve Simon and Keith Lelux. Building on a network of independent auctions throughout the country, AAAG provides a viable alternative for vehicle sellers who require national sales coverage. AAAG is headquartered in Charleston, S.C., and now includes three premier auction properties: Charleston Auto Auction in Moncks Corner, S.C.; Rea Brothers Mid-South Auction in Jackson, Miss.; and now Texas Lone Star Auto Auction in Carrollton, Texas.

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